Las Vegas is a city that needs no introduction. It’s a gamblers paradise that has been immortalised in music and film and American history. Situated in the middle of the desert in Nevada, it seems an unlikely place for one of the USA’s most iconic cities to be located.
Nevertheless, Vegas is somewhere every fun-loving, adventurous explorer needs to find themselves at least once in their lives. The city exudes flamboyance and indulgence, with amazing food, fantastic shows, and of course, glittering casinos around every corner.
The hotels are no exception to the rule. Wherever you stay in Vegas, you’ll be spoilt rotten, but we’ve picked out some of the most luxurious there is to be found.
Let’s have a look at some of the best hotels in Las Vegas, NV:
What could be more iconic than this hotel? Set behind the world-famous Bellagio fountain is this magnificent hotel, taking up a massive chunk of the Las Vegas Strip.
Adorned with marble, silks, and bright colours, this hotel exudes luxury as its prime attraction. On-site, there are five – yes FIVE – swimming pools to choose from, some botanical gardens to stroll around, and even an art gallery.
Location: Just three miles away from McCarran International Airport, this hotel is easily accessible no matter where you’re travelling from. Once you’re here, you can walk everywhere you need to go.
There’s a casino on-site, but if you want to try your hand at some of the city’s other great gaming centres, you’re surrounded by casinos on the adjacent streets.
2. NoMad Las Vegas
Take a dip in the pool, chill in the hot tub, or enjoy your own private seating area in your colossal room at this splendid hotel.
Although it’s still right at the heart of Las Vegas, NoMad offers a more traditional feel, with wooden beams and velvet cushions bejewelling its many restaurants and bars.
Location: Only 2.7 miles from McCarran International, you’re just a short cab ride away from transport. Once you’re here, you’ll be across the street from Crystals Shopping Centre. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the unmistakeable Eiffel Tower from your bedroom window.
3. ARIA Resort & Casino
Situated in one of the most iconic modern buildings in Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino. Pools, hot tubs, casinos, and restaurants will ensure you aren’t bored for a second during your stay here.
Although you’ll already be on Las Vegas Boulevard South, placing you at the heart of the city’s action, there’s a nightclub on-site and sometimes even pool parties, so you’ll have no need to go out.
Location: Just over three miles to the nearest airport, ARIA is easily accessible and packed full of incredible facilities, including 62 spa treatment rooms for you to unwind in after a long night of gambling.
4. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
Towering over the city with its unmistakeable golden shimmer is the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.
You may not agree with all his politics, but his hotel is the pinnacle of luxury.
Each suite enjoys a large seating area and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the breath-taking skyline.
Location: Although slightly further out of the city centre than some of our other hotels, Las Vegas Boulevard is just a five-minute walk away. What’s more, the hotel lays on free shuttles to some of the hottest casinos and clubs in town.
5. New York New York
This extraordinary resort is like no other you have ever seen before.
Although located in the centre of Las Vegas, this hotel brings you a condensed version of one of America’s other most renowned cities, New York.
Complete with a replica of the Statue of Liberty, a rollercoaster, 11 on-site restaurants, and even an authentic Irish Pub (it was built in Ireland and then shipped to the resort), you’ll be blown away by what’s on offer here.
Location: With McCarran Airport just a ten-minute drive away, you can get here almost as soon as you step off the plane.
6. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Adjacent to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is this fantastic hotel offering not only views of Las Vegas Strip, but also of the mountains behind the city, which are all the better if you manage to get a room in the Mandalay Tower.
With spa services and three restaurants to choose from, you can relax and unwind without a care in the world.
Location: Four Seasons is a mere ten-minute drive away from McCarran International, and Bali Hai Golf Course is less than a mile away if you fancy getting some fresh air on the Fairway.
7. Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
This Hawaiian-inspired hotel is a little south of the main strip in Las Vegas, making it a quiet, more family-friendly option.
With a huge outdoor pool and spa facilities, you’ll have plenty to fill your time while you’re here, especially if you decide to have a go at some of the on-site activities, like bracelet-making, cookie-decorating and sandcastle contests.
Location: If you’re still keen to get onto the strip, the hotel offers free shuttle services to the Las Vegas Strip.
McCarran Airport is just four miles from the hotel, so there won’t be any long cab journeys on your arrival.
8. Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
As the name suggests, we’re sending you downtown for this hotel, which is a few minutes north of the famous Strip.
This hotel boasts some incredible outdoor space, with the largest pool deck in the area, so this is the perfect place to hang out with friends, soak up some sun, and sample some classic American food from one of the many grills on site.
Location: Nearby attractions include the Fremont Street Experience and the Mob Museum, but if you want to get to the Strip, it’s just a ten-minute drive away.
You might be a little further away from the casinos than our other recommendations, but this hotel has some fantastic amenities at a fraction of the cost.
9. The Mirage
Dubbed as Las Vegas’ “tropical refuge”, The Mirage offers outdoor features that will blow your mind.
Take your pick of any of the swimming pools available, visit some marine friends at the dolphin enclosure, or meet some other land animals in the hotel’s on-site habitat. There’s even a replica lava-flowing volcano.
There are two nightclubs and a casino as part of the hotel, but if you fancy getting into town, you’re already on Las Vegas Strip, so other casinos and restaurants are just a short walk away.
Location: McCarran International Airport is just four miles away, so location isn’t an issue here.
10. The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino
We’ve given you Las Vegas’ answer to New York, now how about Las Vegas’ answer to Venice?
We’re talking painted ceilings, glasshouses, a palace, and even a gondola ride to take you to a restaurant of your choice.
There’s a wheel for you to take a ride on if you’re not afraid of heights, but even if you are, the view will be worth it from the top.
Location: McCarran Airport is just over six miles away, and the hotel will lay on a shuttle for you to get to and from it.
This hotel offers something unique for visitors looking for a little extra from their Vegas getaway. At the very top end of the Strip, you can easily access the city’s amazing casinos and entertainment venues.
11. Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay
Would you like a view of the Strip, the pool, or the mountains? The choice is yours at Delano, where you can have a night to remember at one of the best pool clubs in the city – or hire a private poolside cabana if you’re looking for a more relaxing retreat.
Location: Directly on Las Vegas Strip, Delano’s hotel boasts a fantastic location where you can access a wide range of casinos, restaurants, and even the nest door shark aquarium if you want to make some sharp-teethed friends.
12. Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Las Vegas Strip
Situated on the northern tip of Las Vegas Strip is this trusted brand of hotel, which offers a large outdoor pool, water fountains, and a fully equipped gym if you want to get active during your stay.
Spa treatments are available as well as a range of dining options, like the Deli or a traditional Grill.
Location: Being at the northern end of the Strip means it’s a slightly longer walk to the main casino district, and a longer taxi drive to the airport, but this also makes it a cheaper option.
If you’re looking to get out of the city during your stay, you’ll be right next to the Las Vegas Country Club for a breath of fresh air.
13. Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
A slightly cheaper option is the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.
This hotel is just a few blocks away from the main strip, making it a less expensive option for those who don’t mind using public transport to get into town – and this is super easy; there’s a monorail station adjacent to the site.
There are three on-site restaurants, including a highly-rated steakhouse, as well as a large outdoor pool and amazing views across the eastern side of the city.
Location: Although there aren’t any casinos on-site, Renaissance is next door to the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
14. Club de Soleil All-Suite Resort
Another cheaper option is this Mediterranean-inspired resort, which offers cosy, comfortable suites in a more suburban area, making it family-friendly too.
A large outdoor pool is the centrepiece of this resort, as well as a gym and tennis courts.
Location: If you want to get to the world-famous strip, the hotel offers a free shuttle service so you can explore Las Vegas’ best attractions.
With just a five-mile journey to the airport, you’ll still be part of the action of Las Vegas, just without breaking the bank.
15. Jet Luxury at The Signature Condo Hotel
If you’re looking for a hotel where you’ll have a bit more private space, then this is an excellent option for you.
Offering suites of varying sizes, with your own cooking facilities and dining areas, you can relax in your own space.
Location: If you want to get out and be part of the action, you’re just one block away from the Las Vegas Strip and the casinos and restaurants found there.
If you’re coming with the family, there’s a kid’s club and a wellness centre where you can relax after a long day of exploring.